Day Pack – Land Navigation


Have you ever been lost in the woods? It can be a really disorienting experience. Join us in a 1-day land navigation course, where you’ll learn the basics of utilizing a map and compass to get to where you are going, and how to orient yourself if you do get lost. At the beginning of the day, we’ll pour over the topographic maps of our property, helping you learn to ready all the map features. After map reading, we’ll educate students on how to use a compass, then work on using a map and compass together. Put your skills to the test in the afternoon on an off-trail navigation challenge. You’ll leave feeling confident and ready to tackle any hike.

What to Expect

Mountain Shepherd’s gorgeous 100-acre campus provides an immersive wilderness experience, with comfort close at hand if needed. This course cycles among several covered outdoor training camps, as well as off-trail areas on the property so students can learn and practice land navigation in varying terrain.  While you should be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors, Mountain Shepherd’s well-appointed classroom is available if the weather becomes extreme.

Adventure Highlights

  •       Full day course
  •       Land navigation
  •       Map and compass training
  •       Lunch included
  •       Memories to last a lifetime
  •       Small group environment (10 maximum)
  •       Hands-on learning